It's time to wake up to the fact that U.S. assets are part of the rest of the world, too.
Thanks to the Fed, even a bull market perspective demonstrates greater volatility/risk with foreign equities for significantly less reward.
The fact that you can trade ETFs is frequently regarded as an advantage. However, there are times when the power to decide when to hold and when to fold serves as a double-edged sword.
Rate manipulation will help REIT ETFs but not Asia-Pacific or Natural Resources ETFs.
How should ETF enthusiasts approach the current market headwinds? For one thing, recognize that selloffs, pullbacks and corrections are normal components of any market.
The U.S. market's current direction has little to do with a strong domestic economy and more to do with the Fed.
Fed Chairman Bernanke's comments on the possibility of cutting back on the bond buying has sent the mortgage-backed security market into a tizzy.
Bernanke's straighter talk points to buybacks, too.
New Cambria offering looks beyond dividends for returns.
Put another way, how long should you hold onto the extreme winners that have treated you so well?